July 2018 - In This Issue:
Worship Services
Sunday Worship
8:00 am Traditional
10:30 am Contemporary
9:15 am Adult Education
9:30 am  Children's  Sunday School

Holy Communion
Communion is served at both services every Sunday.
Lutheran Church of the Cross
28253 Meadow Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439
PO Box 2800
Evergreen, CO 80437-2800

P - 303-674-4130
F - 303-670-7987

Church Office Hours
Tues thru Fri - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Church e-mail

Church Website
Church Staff
Pastor - Philip Reimers
Ministers - All of our People
Volunteer Youth Director - Elizabeth Reimers
Music Director - Patrick Stone
Choir Director - Elinore Quander
Office Manager - Stephanie Park
Council Members
Nonie Willisch - President
Mark Selman - Vice-President
Mike Lofing  - Treasurer
Sara Esau - Secretary
Open  - Business Manager
Claire O'Brien - Education
Gloria Owens - Evangelism
Open -  Activities
Eunice Bollinger-O utreach/Missions
Paul Mohrmann - Prop & Grounds
Open  - Stewardship
Vicki Thompson - Worship & Music
Open - Youth & Family

Welcome Visitors
We want to welcome last month's visitors. Thank you for worshiping with us!
    

   Sign up to sponsor flowers on the chart posted in the Fellowship Hall or talk to Stephanie in the church office.  The cost is $30 for two bouquets and you get to take them home following the last service!  Thank you for helping make the sanctuary beautiful during our Sunday services.
Saints Alive!
"We have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all our saints..." Col. 1:4
 
We give thanks for all people who have helped support our life together as a community of faith!




Prayer Requests
Please remember to check the Prayer Request page on the back of the Sunday bulletin and contact the church office to update any prayer requests!
Pastor's Message
Revelation Retreat

While it is still a month away I want to emphasize our focus of August on the book of Revelation. It will kick off with a clap of thunder on August 3rd with an all-day retreat lead by Pastor Paul Reimers. Pastor Paul will also be preaching on the topic Sunday August 5th and 12th. Please plan your summer so that you will be available to attend this exciting event. Paul has written a book on Revelation and spoken at a variety of conferences on the topic.

The book of Revelation is likely the most misunderstood and at the same time most intriguing book of the Bible. The book of Revelation begins, "This is a revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants the events that must soon take place. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant John." So, the divine author of Revelation is Jesus Christ and the human author is the Apostle John.

The unveiling comes to the Apostle John through a series of magnificent visions. The strange language, imagery, and symbolism in Revelation were not quite as foreign to first century Christians as they are to us today. The numbers, symbols and word pictures John used held political and religious significance to believers in Asia Minor because they were familiar with the Old Testament prophetic writings of Isaiah, Ezekiel and Daniel and other Jewish texts.

The book of Revelation is a glimpse into the invisible spiritual battle in which the body of Christ is engaged. Good battles against evil. God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ, are pitted against Satan and his demons. Indeed, our risen Savior and Lord has already won the war, but in the end, he will come again to Earth. At that time everyone will know that he is King of Kings and Lord of the Universe. Ultimately, God and his people triumph over evil in a final victory.

Followers of Jesus Christ are cautioned to stay strong in the face of suffering, to uproot any sin that may be hindering their fellowship with God, and to live clean and undefiled by the influences of this world.

Followers of Christ have great hope for the future. Our salvation is sure and our future is secure because our Lord Jesus conquered death and hell. Christians are destined for eternity, where all things will be made new. Believers will live forever with God in perfect peace and security. His eternal kingdom will be established and he will rule and reign forever victorious.

Revelation 1:3 states: Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.

I pray that you will join us in the blessing of studying this important book of the Bible and to be inspired and transformed by the power of its message.

Blessings,
 
Pastor Philip Reimers

                         
Hiking Opportunities
 
If you are interested in participating in occasional,  moderately difficult, 3 - 6 mile hikes, please contact  Jill Hansen at jeff-jill@msn.com to be put on the 
email list. 

Take and Bake Pies for Sale
 
The Pie Ladies have pies available for you to take  & bake. Get yours for $10 before they're all gone.  Proceeds go to fund mission work locally &  internationally. See Sondra, Pat or Jill for a pie  today. Thanks for your support .

Mission Trip to Uganda
Pastor Philip

Have you considered if God might be calling you to a short-term mission trip?  It is an experience like no other.  It opens your eyes to the greater needs of people less fortunate that ourselves.  It opens your eyes to the contentment, joy, and hopefulness of people who have far less.  It opens your eyes to brothers and sisters who may look different and have a far different culture but who share the same love for Jesus that we have.  There are several different times we could consider going.  Thanksgiving break November 19-30, Christmas break December 26-Jan 4, or early summer June 3-14.  These dates are all a general guess but planned around school calendar so you could attend with parents if that would be of interest.  The cost would vary depending on dates selected.  A pretty good estimate of cost for each time would be; November $2500, December $2900, and June $3100.  This would include all major hard expenses; flight, ground transportation, lodging, and food.  Please let pastor know if you would be interested in this trip and which possible times would work for you.  We need to determine if we have enough interest soon so we can begin to make plans.
Love Offering
Each month we will highlight an outreach or special ministry. Loose cash offerings and designated offerings will be given directly to those ministry opportunities.
 
In June we collected
$
212 
for EChO
  
July Love Offering
World Gospel Outreach (WGO) provides North American missionaries the opportunity to serve on week-long mission trips to Honduras and Belize, providing basic services (medical, optical, dental), children's ministry and Christian outreach in poor neighborhoods and villages. Other activities include home improvement such as concrete floors, painting and water systems as well as other work projects in the neighborhoods. Maybe God is calling you to serve on future LCC teams?
Men's Bible Study
Our Men's Bible Study is scheduled for the  first and  third Thursday  of the month. 

Conta ct Mike Lofing with any questions - mllofing@gmail.com

Thursday, July 5 - 6:30 am
Thursday, July 19 - 6:30 am

Please join us in the church fellowship hall.
Women's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study is on summer vacation!  See you this Fall!  Contact Eunice Bollinger for more information -
Service Helpers Needed
We are always looking for helpers for Altar Guild, Sacrament Assistants, Ushers, Coffee Hour, Sunday School and Children's Church. If you'd like to share your gifts in any of these categories please speak to Suzanne Pecoraro.
Reloadable Grocery Cards
We have joined the Reward Programs with King Soopers AND Safeway! We have $5 reloadable grocery gift cards here at LCC! Just reload it and use it for all of your groceries! 5% of the sales at King Soopers and 4% at Safeway will be donated to LCC! We have already earned OVER $500 from King Soopers - just from buying our groceries!! So don't forget to reload your card! Contact Stephanie in the office for more information or to pick up your very own shopping card!
Happy Birthday!
7/03      Pete Hagen
7/03      Vivian Stults
7/06      Kathy Hassell
7/10      Logan Killough
7/16      Alesia Hagen
7/16      Doug Jones
7/22      Jordan Hagen
7/22      Kaiden Walters
7/22      Tom DiBernardo
7/22      Warren Roske
7/26      Tom Willisch
7/27      Brenda Jones
7/29      Danny Downs
7/29      Emma Theisen


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Happy Anniversary!
7/1      Beth & Allen Filson
7/8      Tom & Sandy DiBernardo
7/13    Sherman & Eunice Bollinger
7/22    Jeremy & NiCole Walters
Shared Events with Ascent Church
Sunday July 22nd; 10am Outdoor worship at Ascent campus with special performance and focus on the Amani choir from Kampala Uganda.
Sunday July 29th; 10am Outdoor worship at LCC. Led and hosted by LCC.
Sunday August 19th; 10am Outdoor worship at Ascent. Led and hosted by Ascent.
Sunday September 2nd; "Labor Day of Love" 10am meet at LCC for prayer and instructions then scatter into the community to do service projects. Colorado Life Church will also be participating in this event.


July 16-20: 
Discipleship Training Trip
July 27-28:   
Rummage Sale
TBD: 
Water World



July Service Helpers
Suzanne Pecoraro
 

Christian Day Camp

July 30
th to August 2
nd
from 9 am to 2 pm.  Anchor your Life
with God & Get Hooked on Jesus!

We are in need of teachers and helpers!! Please contact Suzanne Pecoraro or Chari Pashman as soon as possible if you can help.  


We're Making Sandwiches for EChO
Jill Hansen

Are you available to help make sandwiches for EChO on one or two days during July and August? Women of the Word are organizing a committee to create sandwiches to be served to people in need and
to the volunteers at the EChO Food Bank. If you can help make or deliver the sandwiches, please see the dates planned for this project on the board located outside of the sanctuary, and sign up. Men and women
are welcome to join in the fun. Direct questions to Pat Roske, Sondra Inman, or Jill Hansen.

Evergreen Rodeo Parade
 
Thank you to everyone who helped with the Rodeo Parade as we "Honored the Military & Our First Responders!" LCC received 2nd Place in the Non-Commercial Division! 

LCC Library
Linda Mohrmann

Featured Book found in the War Room on the fireplace.
I hope you all are enjoying your summer so far. Slap on the sunscreen, grab a cold drink, keep reading a good book. We have one that fits the bill and is the featured book for July. Written by John's and Hope's daughter-in-law, Lisa Bergren. Her latest book is  Keturah. "In 1772 England, Lady Keturah Banning Tomlinson and her sisters find themselves the heiress of their father's estates and know they have one option: Go to the West Indies to save what is left of their heritage. ..... can Keturah ever surrender her stubbornness and guarded heart to God and find the healing and love
awaiting her?"
As always, you are appreciated for your donations to the LCC library and for taking advantage of all it has
to offer.
     
H ap p y  summer and happy reading!
Prayer Warriors
Cheryl Touryan

If you pray to God regularly, irregular things will happen on a regular basis. The Prayer Team has seen this over the past two years. God's answers have been surprising and amazing. We are blessed and encouraged. Everyone is welcome to join us on Wednesday afternoons, 2:30 - 3:30 pm. Come and be blessed.

Rummage Sale
 
The Youth Rummage Sale will be July 27-28! So, start collecting your  lightly used goods that you would like to donate for the youth and get rea dy to  rummage!  Contact Elizabeth for more information. 
Honduras Mission Trip
 
Please join us on Sunday, July 29, at 9:15 am in the Fellowship Hall for pictures, videos, and sharing about our experiences in Honduras. Bring your questions, and anyone who might be interested in learning more about our upcoming trip, January 18-26, 2019. For further information, contact Kathy Hassell, Jackie Mohr, or Suzanne Pecoraro.
 
Mission Statement:

As people of Church of the Cross,
we proclaim the Love of Jesus Christ in all we do for the Glory of God.